This week: St. Louis area entrepreneur Don Robinson died last month, leaving 843 acres of land to Missouri—the same size as New York's Central Park. And an audio postcard of a notorious outlaw's mock trial.
Bonnie Elizabeth Parker, one half of the bank robbing duo Bonnie and Clyde, was charged with the murder of a policeman in Grapevine, Texas in 1934. MU Law School’s Historical and Theatrical Trial Society held a mock trial for Parker, trying her under Missouri law. KBIA’s Lee Jian Chung has this audio postcard.
KBIA's Darren Hellwege visits one of the smallest towns that will be part of the 40/40 project, Clark, Missouri. There may not be as much excitement as you'd find in a big city, but there are friendly people. One of them, Johnny Collie, sits on his front porch with Darren and talks about growing up in Clark and why he's still glad to call it "home".
Sure, today's Friday the 13th, and Tax Day is next week. Who cares? Not this girl. The weekend starts today, and that’s reason enough to feel lucky. Watch a film. Shop downtown. Pick up a free tree. Here’s a list of events to ward off bad luck, or at least boredom.
The Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative at MU will be conducting new research to improve the climate for diversity on campus. This new phase of the study will use an online survey to reach all members of the community. Project director Roger Worthington says this year’s study differs from past version.